Mold on Air Vents is Super Common But Very Concerning

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Dripping air vents will eventually get rusty and may mold over time.

Or, just beyond the air vent itself, the inner parts of that cool air distribution point—which is what the vent cover or grill is attached to—may be badly moldy but hard to easily notice.

This a very common condition here in Tampa Bay, but it’s also a very concerning one for homeowners and family members.

Because, “The air ducts are the lungs of your home,” Mold Solutions Founder Brandon Faust says.

That means dirt, dust, rust, and mold on those vent covers is not only being spread all over the house, but it could mean an even worse problem is hiding inside of the duct work.

The U.S. EPA and common sense both suggest that air ducts should be cleaned, specifically to remove mold from them.

You See Rust Spots on Vents. Here’s What We See.

This pictures from Mold Solutions show what was living inside of one Tampa Bay resident’s A/C “blower wheel,” a part of the A/C not in plain sight, but one that all of the air in a home is circulated through.

A/C Blower Wheel incredibly moldy. Mold Solutions.
Cleaning air ducts is specifically recommended for the removal of mold and other particulate matter, according to the U.S. EPA—as well as the years of experience we’ve had with 6,000+ Tampa Bay homes!

Common Sign of Something More Moldy

Mold on your vents and returns can be a sign of a bigger mold problem within the air ducts or HVAC system. This is because mold growth on the vents often indicates that there are conditions inside the ductwork or HVAC system, such as moisture and organic material, that are conducive to mold growth.

If mold spores and growth are present in your air ducts, they can easily spread to the vents and other parts of the HVAC system through the normal air circulation process.

Mold showing up on the exterior of the vents or vent covers could suggest that the mold is more widespread on the interior surfaces but not visible.

Mold in your HVAC system can impact your health, as the spores can circulate throughout your home when the system is running, potentially leading to allergic reactions or respiratory issues.

If you notice mold on your air vents or return grills, call Mold Solutions for a Free Environmental Consultation.

We’ll not only remove the mold, but we can sanitize your ducts for an overall noticeable improvement in the health of your home and the happiness of its occupants—your loved ones and pets.

Call Mold Solutions for a Free Environmental Consultation.

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"Out of all of the options in the area, I’m so glad I went with Mold Solutions. They were the only ones that can thoroughly handle my entire problem, including the air conditioning ducts where other companies were telling me I needed 3 to 4 different service people with different bills all coming to my house at different times costing me tons of money. They got everything done in one day. I felt the difference in my health immediately after they finished." — 5-Star Google Review
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I'll start by saying Alisha from the word go was fantastic and brandon when he came out put me at ease. See I got taken by another company for thousands of dollars .The team hats off to you Devin, Heather,Monica thank you for doing such a caring job and giving us back are home in a condition we could be safe in and start the build back process. Devin and Alisha thank you for responding to every question we had . I will recommend you to whomever has to go through this type of horrible experience. You guys handled it with compassion and integrity and that in itself is a dieing trait So many thanks to you all....
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Mold solutions just remediated mold in my air handler and ductwork throughout my home. They were very thorough. I was impressed with their knowledge of mycotoxins from mold and the seriousness of mold. All of the staff that I interacted with was patient, friendly, helpful and efficient. They kept me informed and I was super happy that the entire home was dry fogged with pet friendly ingredients. My two cats and I had to go out on the patio for 3 hours as the dry fog did it's thing. They kept me informed and let me know when it was perfectly safe to go back inside. Trustworthy, efficient and nice.
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